110 posts tagged elder beerman
I decided to venture into something slightly different with this month’s staple; rather than doing just a top, a bottom or a dress, I went with a layering piece that I have the feeling will be used more than just four times this month. I refused to do the denim vest trend for a while, just because it reminded me so much of my childhood. Then I thought, Why should I fear my childhood? I had a good childhood, filled with 90s backpacks, flower-printed jeans and — yes — denim vests. So here’s to embracing your childhood and ending up with a piece that is quickly becoming a weekly layering piece.
Sometimes the best outfits are those that need minimal accessories beyond a fantastic (vintage) bag, a bright pop of color and poppy lipstick. These pieces are what I reach for on those mornings when I feel I have absolutely nothing to wear. Nothing says springtime like nautical stripes and a trench.
What pieces in your closet do you reach for when you “having nothing to wear”?
Sweater: J.Crew via Garage sale | Blouse: Goodwill | Pants: Gap | Flats: Elder Beerman | Bag: Brahmin (c/o Vogue) | Necklace: Forever 21 | Sunnies: Franco Sarto via Marshalls | Nails: Essie’s Butler Please
When deciding what my April staple would be, I knew I needed something practical, something that would work in both cooler and warmer weather. The result was these polka dot pants I bought on clearance at Gap a few months ago. For this first round, layering was an absolute necessity, but I wanted to keep things more interesting than just a solid sweater. So I layered this polka dot blouse under the sweater, which creates an interesting juxtaposition against the smaller polka dots on the pants. Tune in next week to see how I wear this staple again!
Leather jacket: Elder Beerman | Blouse: Marshalls | Denim: Gap | Flats: JC Penney | Bag: Brahmin (c/o Vogue) | Ring: Forever 21 | Necklaces: Kohl’s/Garage sale | Nails: Essie’s Butler Please
We’ve made it past Monday and we’re on to Tuesday! The days are getting progressively warmer, and I’m progressively turning to layers to keep me warm in the mornings and cool in the afternoons. I found this blouse at Marshalls a few weeks ago. I’m always looking for stripes for summer, and this blouse is transitional enough that it’ll work well for spring and (with rolled-up sleeves) for summer, too. Paired with boyfriend jeans, comfy flats and gold accessories, this is my go-to for weekends exploring the city.
Blouse: JC Penney | Denim: Elle via Kohl’s | Flats: Elder Beerman | Bag: Brahmin (c/o Vogue) | Sunnies: Franco Sarto via Marshalls | Necklace: Forever 21 | Rings: Banana Republic/Kate Spade via TJ Maxx
As I get older, I realize that some things are worth paying full price for. I’m a bargain shopper at heart; I love the thrill of the hunt — finding the best price possible. However, there are certain pieces I want to own that I can’t find on sale or at a secondhand store, but now that I’m post-college and working full time, it’s nice to have the freedom once in a while to buy something that’s full price but that I know I’ll wear a lot. This minty gingham blouse is one of those pieces; it’ll be a great layering piece for spring and a lightweight blouse to pair with summery skirts.